Your puppy has an amazing sense of smell. They also seem to have an endless supply of energy! Why not give them a game they can play that will tap into that nose of theirs, give them a mental and physical outlet and help build their confidence?! Scent Work will help you achieve all of this and more!
Scent Work is the civilian version of what police and military dogs do out in the field. While we will not be finding bad guys, bombs or drugs, we will be working to help our puppies use their amazing sense of smell of work out various odor puzzles.
In this 6-week course, we will have your puppy find food, otherwise known as primary, in a variety of container and interior searches. While similar to our Introduction to Scent Work course, we adjusted all of the exercise in this course to keep in mind our puppies are only babies!
This means all of the exercises were broken down into smaller steps, we utilize play and potty breaks and strive to ensure your puppy doesn't get overwhelmed. After all, our goal is to have Scent Work be one of your puppy's favorite games. We do not want them to sour to the game or make any unintended negative associations during their fear periods.
So get ready to have tons of sniffing fun in this course!
SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS COURSE?
Do you have a puppy? This course can be a wonderful way to give build their confidence, work them out mentally without straining them physically.
Are you interested in eventually competing? A solid foundation is key. Whether you want to compete in a NACSW™ trial down the road, or with AKC, UKC, USCSS, PSD, C-WAGS or SDDA, the principles covered in this course will get you started right!
Do you just want to do something fun with your puppy? Scent Work is where it is at! Easy. Fun. Engaging. Simple. No burdensome or heavy equipment to buy. No need to stress about the amount of time it takes. 5-15 minutes a day, two or three times a week. That's it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS COURSE
- your puppy
- collar (flat or martingale)
- harness (back-clip) (optional)
- leash (6'-8') long line (10'-15')
- treats (high-value and smelly)
- crate or area your puppy can wait while you set-up your searches boxes
- minimum of 10 boxes of various sizes (good excuse to shop at Amazon!)
- plastic lid (from a yogurt or similar container)
- earthquake putty or GlueDots
What Our Clients Have to Say
Was there anything you did not enjoy about this course? "no, very informative and easy to follow." Gill R.
What did you enjoy about this course? "the detailed instruction for each step of the course." Gill R.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Probably sound like a broken record, but its easy to follow, makes me (and therefore my dog) enthusiastic, go at my own pace.Introducing Birch Course
What did you enjoy about this course? Took me out of my comfort zone. Making me keep training logs. Teaching me to break down behaviors. That is huge because all I ever see is what I need to work on.Now What Do I Do?! Course
I liked the pace of the course, how the material was presented and most importantly all of the wonderful feedback. I think the at-home learning experience was far better, due to the enormous amount of feedback (and encouragement!) that we would not get as much of in a live class.Introduction to Scent Work Course
The explanation followed by the videos to show the skill or skills. That was helpful. The feedback on my videos was also helpful. The practices each week- gold!NW3 Trial Prep Course
This was the most amazing and insightful seminar I have ever attended on Odor movement and hide placement. WOW! Thank you so very muchHide Placement and Odor Movement Seminar
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